Family Quotes

William james durant - the family is the nucleus of civilization....
The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again.
Earl Eisenhowe

Real live preacher, real live preacher weblog, 10 - 06 - 05 - some things you do because you want to. some...
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Calvin Trillin
Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.
Carl T. Rowan, Jr.
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Mother Teresa, in her Nobel lecture

Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.
Jewish Prove
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - They have preservatives.
Calvin Trillin
Ulysses s. grant - leave the matter of religion to the family altar,...
The presidency is temporary - But the family is permanent.
Yvonne De Gaulle
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
Nothing counts so much as family, the rest are just strangers. as Nicholas Earpp in Wyatt Earp, 1994.
Gene Hackman
The family - That dear octopus from whese tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Dodie Smith
It is about a socialist, anti - Family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Pat Robertson, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993
The changes in the human condition are uncertain and frequent. Many, on whom fortune has bestowed her favours, may trace their family to a more unprosperous station; and many who are now in obscurity, may look back upon the affluence and exalted rank of their ancestors.
Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well.
Author Unknown
That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities - That sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one - Dimensional.
Laurie E. Colwin
Love is this divine ingredient. It alone describes what can be our perfect relationship to our Heavenly Father and our family and neighbors, and the means by which we accomplish His work.
David B. Haight
Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put - Off sharing with people, How much they really mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Unknown
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Erma Bombeck
Europe is spreading its wings. In freedom. In prosperity. And in peace. It is a truly proud moment for the European Union. It is a triumph for liberty and democracy. To our new members I say: ? Warmly welcome to our family?. Our new Europe is born.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (Prime Minister of Denmark) Family photo after the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, 13 December 20
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
A family, although not a necessity, is the ultimate luxury.
Eric Pio
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - - The kind of atmosphere that is found in a nuturing family.
Virginia Sati
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Jerry Seinfeld
The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri - Frederic Amiel
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Noel Adams
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Willa Cathe
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warne
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt
Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
M. F. K. Fishe
A family is a family not because of gender but because of values, like commitment, trust and love.
Gray Davis
The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other.
Andrew H. Malcolm
The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
Malcolm De Chazal
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close - Knit family in another city.
George Burns
If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Ruby Manikan
A healthy family is sacred territory.
Unknown